October 16, 2014

Tech Salary Trends & Skills / Positions in Demand

Tech Salary Trends & Skills / Positions in Demand

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When it comes to salaries, a Bachelor’s Degree in STEM is hard to beat.

 

STEM leads the pack. Engineers not only rule the world, they are rocking the earnings. Mid-career salaries are highest for Petroleum Engineers, followed by Actuarial Mathematics, Nuclear/Chemical/Electronics & Communications Engineers according to PayScale.com’s recent survey on the majors with the biggest impact on future earnings.

 

Computer Science and Engineering and Computer Engineering are the 6th and 7th highest paying bachelor’s degrees both early and mi-career. A vanilla Computer Science degree ranks 13th and Computer Science & Mathematics ranks 16th, followed by Software Engineering, and then Business & Information Technology.

 

Information Technology salaries have gone up

 

According to the InformationWeek 2014 US IT Salary Survey, IT staffers reported a median raise of 1.6% and managers of 2.4% in total compensation over last year. The pay inequality between men and women remains as male staffers report making approximately 16% more in median total compensation than females, and male managers make about 11% more.

 

The highest earning sectors for IT managers are biotech, energy, consumer goods, financial services, IT and electronics, and consulting with median total compensation surpassing $140,000. The top median compensation (salary & cash bonuses) for IT staff professionals is: Architect $132K, Systems Architect $122K, Software Engineer $113K, Project Leader $107K, Software Developer $100K, and Systems Programmer $100K. The top median compensation for IT Management is: CIO $163K, Vice President $163K, Senior Manager $140K, Program Manager $135K, Director $132K, and CTO $131K.

 

Technology Positions in High Demand

 

Dice’s Fastest-Growing Tech Skills out in September showed Puppet, Cybersecurity, Information Security, Big Data, NoSQL, Hadoop, and Cloud as the highest top skills in demand.

 

The Robert Half 2015 Salary Guide for Technology Professionals looks at base salaries across technology positions.  This guide indicates that 89% of technology execs are confident about company growth prospects but that two-thirds of them report facing recruiting challenges. Unemployment is very for many IT positions, and three specializations are predicted to be especially sought after: Mobile, Security and Big Data.

 

RH provides a salary range prediction for a number of tech positions (as opposed to the IT Salary Survey which provides a median). In the software development arena, Product Managers are forecast to earn a low of $101,750 and a high of $145,000; Software Engineer $96,000-$147,250; and Software Developers $85,500-$136,250. CIO’s lead the salary scale in 2014 according to RH with a low of $157,000 and a high of $262,500; CTO’s may enjoy $137,500-$220,250; Chief Security Officers (CSOs) $134,250-$204,750; VP of IT $138,000-$210,250. For plenty of detail, read the guide.

 

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August 26, 2014

Recruiting Priorities: Social Music Connection Platform, Software Development Version Management, E-Learning 8-26-2014

Weekly Tech Career Opportunity Spotlight2014-08-26-Redfish-Jobs

 

This week’s priority recruiting focuses on the dynamic tech spaces of Social Music Connection Platform – DevOps Engineer, Quality Assurance Engineers, & Data Engineers; Software Development Version Management, -Lead Application Packager; ELearning – Associate Product Managers, and more…

 

Social Music Connection Platform

This innovative social music platform provides artists new business and engagement opportunities. With well-known and indie startup musicians alike, more than 500,000 musicians are using this company’s platform to reach & build deeper relationships with music lovers everywhere, and make a more sustainable living by engaging with fans in new and creative ways.

The company is growing quickly and hiring for a variety of roles in San Francisco. We are seeking a talented DevOps Engineer (#21564) to own all aspects of the AWSbased infrastructure. Also hiring for a Quality Assurance Engineer (#21563) with gray box testing (more…)

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August 21, 2014

Semantic Technology Trends

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Redfish Technology works with some very interesting technology companies, and by virtue of this arena we meet a lot of interesting people. Part of the allure of tech recruiting is the opportunity to be involved with so many exciting people and companies, and typically at especially exciting growth phases in their trajectory.

 

Semantic technology is a great example. Expert System, a unique big data firm specialized in semantic intelligence technology, is a growth-mode client leading the industry with cutting-edge patented technology that allows for semantic differentiation in big data. (more…)

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August 19, 2014

Recruiting Priorities: Information Technology Service Management (ITSM), CRM for Google Apps, Disruptive Supply Chain Management 8-19-2014

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This week’s priority recruiting focuses on the dynamic tech spaces of Information Technology Service Management (ITSM), CRM for Google Apps, Disruptive Supply Chain Management, and more Digital Media/AdTech…

 

Information Technology Service Management (ITSM)

 

Offering the industry’s first real IT agility application that helps teams work better together in order to enable the business to respond faster to opportunities and competitive threats. This SaaS software helps Fortune 500 companies efficiently execute IT service management in a faster, more efficient and agile environment. The company has just received 8.5 million in funding and Gartner named them ‘Cool Vendor’ in IT Operations Management.

 

We are seeking experienced Sales Engineers (#21542) in multiple metro area to make a difference in a game changing career opportunity. The Senior Sales Engineer/Software Consultant will thrive in a fast-paced, performance-based sales environment. The successful candidate must possess the business and technical acumen to understand IT’s key transformational challenges with business critical custom applications, SaaS and Cloud. (more…)

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August 12, 2014

Recruiting Priorities: Digital Media – AdTech, Social Music Connection, Secure Mobile, Data Management 8-12-2014

Weekly Tech Career Opportunity Spotlight

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Here are some of the key opportunities that are priority hires for us this week.

You can find details on these jobs and other fabulous tech career opportunities on our website, or check the Redfish Technology career page on LinkedIn.

Follow the Redfish company page for updates on LinkedIn.

 

This week’s priority recruiting focuses on the dynamic tech spaces of Digital Media – AdTech, Social Music Connection, Secure Mobile, and Data Management.

 

Digital Media – AdTech Platform

 

This exciting company is leading the targeting and personalization for B2B! Powered by patented technology the technology enables marketers to identify and segment companies on the web and delivers detailed, targetable business attributes in real-time. The company seeks talented individuals with a passion for innovation and customer success. They invest heavily in their people and community, and thrive on a work-hard, play-hard quality of life. Oh, and they are financed by leading Silicon Valley venture capital firms and Adobe Systems! (more…)

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